New Honda Vezel: the Japanese did not expect this

New Honda Vezel: the Japanese did not expect this

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The second generation Honda Vezel compact crossover is in high demand. In the domestic market of Japan, for a month since the start of sales, Honda Motor has collected more than 32 thousand pre-orders for the model. And this despite the fact that the company planned to sell 5 thousand cars a month.

The statistics on model orders looks interesting. So, about 93% of buyers chose the hybrid version, and only 7% – the gasoline version. 81% of crossovers were front-wheel drive, 19% were all-wheel drive. Most often, the Japanese change to the new Vezel from the previous generation of this model, minivans, hatchbacks and sedans.

Recall that Vezel is available in two versions: gasoline and hybrid. The first uses a 1.5-liter “aspirated” L15Z (115 hp and 142 Nm), a variator and four-wheel drive. Modification e: HEV, in addition to a 106-horsepower internal combustion engine of the same volume, received an electric motor with a return of 131 hp. and 253 Nm. Plus, it has four-wheel drive.

Declared fuel consumption: 4 liters per 100 km of track – for a hybrid and 5.9 liters per 100 km – for a gasoline car.

Prices for the second-generation crossover start at Y2,279,200, which is about $ 21,000 for a regular crossover and 2,658,700 yen, or about $ 24,450 for a hybrid.

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